Best Bets for Every Season

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Whether you’re looking for family-friendly happenings, outdoor live music, craft beer festivals, or architectural tours, the Oak Park Area scores with a wide array of special year-round events. Here are our some of our favorite annual events for every age, personality, and budget.

Spring

March, April, May

Jazz Thaw
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Riverside Arts Weekend
Guthrie Park
Riverside, 60546

Bike Brookfield & Old-Fashioned Street Dance
Various locations
Brookfield, 60513

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Madison Street
Forest Park, 60130

Beer Under Glass
Garfield Park Conservatory
Chicago, 60624

Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
Wright Historic District
Oak Park, 60302

OPRF Historical Society’s Spring Housewalk
Various locations
Oak Park, 60302

Summer

June, July, August

Uncork Illinois
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Summer Nights
Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, 60513

Riverside Cruise Nights
Burlington St. at Longcommon Rd.
Riverside, 60546

Oak Park Festival Theatre
Austin Gardens
Oak Park, 60301

Friday@Hemingways
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
Oak Park, 60302

Thursday Night Out
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Summer Concerts in the Park
Kiwanis Park
Brookfield, 60513

Fall

September, October, November

Brookfield Arts Fest
Kiwanis Park
Brookfield, 60513

Open House Chicago
Various locations
Oak Park, 60301

Oak Park On Tap
Pleasant Home
Oak Park, 60302

Oaktoberfest
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Boo! at the Zoo!
Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, 60513

Riverside Garage Car Show
Riverside Garage
Riverside, 60546

Casket Races & Zombie Pub Crawl
Madison Street
Forest Park, 60130

Winter

December, January, February

Holiday Magic
Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, 60513

Winterfest + Cookie Walk
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Oak Park Theater Month
Various locations
Oak Park, River Forest, Berwyn

Holiday Walk & Festival of Windows
Madison Street
Forest Park, 60130

Home for the Holidays
Downtown Oak Park
Oak Park, 60301

Winter Greens Market
Oak Park Conservatory
Oak Park, 60304

Bite Nite
Nineteenth Century Club
Oak Park, 60301